December 11th, 2003


Invite codes are history!

We won! LiveJournal has changed their mind in the face of protests and have gotten rid of invite codes forever! I don't know about you, but I feel like celebrating!

My many thanks to all of those who offered their support in my proposed protest of invite codes. The fear of a peaceful, widescale protest against invite codes by many of LiveJournal's longtime members (and through them, by many hundreds of new members who need invite codes) was enough to change LiveJournal's policy. As I have always said, the true power of LiveJournal is in the hands of the people, so long as they choose to exercise it.

With that in mind, I would like to thank the staff of LiveJournal for reconsidering this policy, and would hope that they would view it in the context of LiveJournal's history. LiveJournal staffmembers, what have you done today to encourage the members of the site to make a difference? What can you do to be more true to the higher goals of the site? What can LiveJournal do -- as a community-driven, open source site -- to give back to
LiveJournal members and to the larger open source community? What can you do to make sure that LiveJournal -- despite its growth -- isn't viewed as "just another dotcom"?

With Hope -

Going out for a nice meal...

Kirsten was looking through one of those big coupon booklets for an interesting place to eat tonight, and mentioned one, which gave me an idea...

When the Iraqi provisional government is no longer running things, some of their least-liked members might find themselves out of a job and having to consider a new line of work.

Chalabi Kebabi!

(I want the franchise rights...)